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InfoTrac Newsstand

NC LIVE is happy to announce the addition of two new resources: Gale InfoTrac Newsstand and Mergent Intellect. All library patrons across North Carolina have access to these resources through or via your local library’s website.

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Do you use the NC LIVE password to access resources like the Wall Street Journal, eBooks, audio books and more?

To provide library patrons with home access to these resources, North Carolina libraries often provide patrons with an NC LIVE password. (Please note: If you use your library card number or another method to access these resources, you will not be impacted and may continue to use that method.)  

2012-13 NC LIVE remote access passwords will expire on September 30, 2013.

Your library's 2013-14 password is now active. Please contact your local library to get the new password. There will be a two-month grace period (August 1-September 30) during which time both the 2012-13 and 2013-14 passwords will allow users to access NC LIVE resources.  

If you aren't sure how to access NC LIVE from home, please get in touch with the staff at your local library, who will be happy to provide you with instructions.


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Open Library

The Open Library NC Project is a collaboration between the Internet Archive and NC LIVE. Because of this collaboration, all of North Carolina has access to a large-scale shared downloadable eBook collection called the Open Library eBook Lending Collection. The eBooks in this collection are digital scans of books contributed by libraries around the country.

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NC LIVE's 15th Anniversary

Read the full press release here.

Today’s world of always-online smartphones and ubiquitous Wi-Fi makes it hard to imagine the online landscape faced by North Carolina libraries in 1998, when NC LIVE was first founded.

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NC LIVE's new logo

It's here!

This spring marks the 15th anniversary of NC LIVE, and to celebrate this milestone, the NC LIVE logo now has a new look. Today, we're unveiling the new logo on the NC LIVE website, and soon, library patrons can expect to see it on library websites across North Carolina.

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SimplyMap presented by Clark Nall (ECU Librarian for Business Reference) at Pitt Community College

For two weeks in February, staff of NC LIVE, North Carolina libraries, and vendor partners participated in six regional meetings of the North Carolina Small Business Center Network (NC SBCN). 

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15 Years of NC LIVE

During the past 15 years, many North Carolinians have used NC LIVE services, whether through the NC LIVE website, or through local North Carolina libraries, and we want to hear from you!

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Beginning in January 2013, Morningstar will be adding the "DividendInvestor" investment newsletter to the newsletter module beginning in 2013. DividendInvestor is Morningstar's most popular investment newsletter, and will be of interest to anyone who uses Morningstar for their investment research.

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eBooks Help Page

Check out NC LIVE’s new eBooks Help page!

You’ll discover . . .

  • Video tutorials to learn more about downloading NC LIVE eBooks
  • Step-by-step instructions for downloading eBooks to various devices
  • Answers to common questions about NC LIVE eBooks

Visit to browse and search NC LIVE’s eBooks collections, and click on the “Get help with eBooks” link.

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***Update 12/06/2012***

Both the Mergent Intellect product and Hoover's Online are currently functioning normally for both in-library and at-home users. Intellect searches that return a large number of results will still require a long processing time, but overall processing time has improved.

If you encounter any issues with these NC LIVE resources, please let us know by contacting the NC LIVE Help Desk.

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